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♪ and i'm going now ♪ into my lover's arms ♪ this much i know... >> eric: there is a "fox news alert," marines under wire in afghanistan, the taliban fighting said to be fierce as we and our nato allies on the ground try to turn the tide against the terrorists, i'm air rake sean in america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby, good to have you with us, it is a busy day, tirparticularly in afghanistan, as they enter the second day of gunbattle in what is called an ambitious efforts to break the taliban strong hold of marjah, according to top military brace it could take weeks to regain the area and we
are imbedded with u.s. marines, inside marjah, where the huge offensive is taking place. tell us the latest from the ground. >> reporter: good morning, jamie. we are imbedded, my cameraman, rich and i are imbedded with third platoon, india company, 36 marines in marjah and the past 48 hours, have seen fierce firefights going on and the big obstacles have been ieds and they are pretty much everywhere, going into the battle the top general in southern afghanistan, general larry nicholson said it might be the worst minefield ied threat, nato and u.s. coalition forces ever faced and that is what we are seeing, appear to be on bridges, houses, windows, literally everywhere and ma teens are taking a cautious, methodical approach to removing them and they are in no hurry to push any further than they need to and trying to preserve hum
life and property and we have seen the taliban resist... strongly, the first 12 hours, and today [audio difficulties]... >> jamie: let's try and reestablish connor's connection and i'll ask the question because, perhaps, he can hear me and we'll hear him. what i learned about this is, marjah there are 80,000 people who live there and the taliban chose it as a strong hold, where they have been -- there already has been sites of bomb making materials and insurgents and connor was explaining about how the mines are all over the place, these ied explosive devices and these mines and even shop keepers are saying they cannot get into their businesses, can't get into their homes, and hundreds of people that live here have fled. but, this is where the marines in the recent surge that you heard president obama talk about, have gone bravely, one marine in one of the reports, i
read this morning, described it as death at every corner's crawl and this is a different type of operation, and they are having to go today, house by house, connor, are you back with us. >> reporter: i'm hear, if you can hear me. >> jamie: you have done these imbeds before and in afghanistan it is important to build the trust of the people in any area nato forces and our troops go, how are the people responding to the operation that is going on now? >> caller: we haven't seen many locals, a lot of locals appear to have fled and moved to other sites around the city and the big difference is that it is a joint operation. with afghanistan forces, this is the most amount of afghanistan forces i have ever seen on these im i kn imbeds and it is still led by the u.s. marines but there is an afghan face on this. and it helps when they are... with the afghan people.
from what we have seen they have been... entered into the city and the big problem is getting deemer and deeper inside and the ieds slow down progress but they are trying to limit civilians, to limit marine deaths and are taking their time and methodical approach to this and that type of efforts is appreciated by the local people because they are not destroying buildings and losing civilian life. >> jamie: they are trying to preserve everything they can but get the bad guys, connor, thank you very much. we'll check back with you, in this massive operation, if there is success here it could be the way the war in afghanistan is fought, going forward. part of general mcchrystal as new strategy. thanks so much. eric. >> eric: jamie, to the terrorist trials, now. it is up to president obama with the 9/11 confessed master mind khalid sheikh mohammed and his al qaeda cohorts will be tried. this morning vice president biden said mohammed will be found guilty and sentenced to death, whether he's convicted in a civilian or military court.
and the odd administration's top terror official, john brennan said they still want the trial held right here in america. in a federal civilian courtroom. despite what the critics say but where and why? new york republican congressman peter king a ranking member of this house homeland security committee joins us, he has been a leading critic of the plan to hold the trials in new york city and on america's soil. congressman, good morning and thank you for joining us. >> good morning, eric, great to be with you, thank you. >> eric: thank you, how do they get out of this one? they seem to be having it both ways and saying two different things. >> eric, it seems that eric holder and john brennan, are just obsessed with having a civilian trial and made a tremendous mistake in picking new york city. it was irresponsible and didn't look into any details, security matters and now they say they can't have it in new york city and where will they bring it. no other community wants it, and john brennan, for instance says that we have to bring khalid
sheikh mohammed to justice, in a civilian trial and the fact is, there is a military tribunal system set up, and the -- being put on before a tribunal and many detainees will be held without any trial and i wonder why they are obsessed to have the trial in new york city or a civilian court and can have it in a military tribunal and at guantanamo bay and the system is set up and the installation is set up. >> eric: they say it will show the world a civilian trial will demonstrate how american democracy works and the justice tim works and seems to be a mess. >> they are making a mess out of it and the fact is during the 1990s, we tried the first world trade center bombers and others, in civilian courts and certainly didn't impress the islamic world, and certainly the islamic terrorists, that was before khobar towers and before
september 11th and the fact is we should be doing what is best for the u.s. and the best is, to have it at a military tribunal, the stream court upheld that and that is a form of justice and a very real form of justice and we have had it for over 200 years and i think why eric holder and john brennan and these people in the administration are obsessed and feel we have something to prove to the rest of the world and i really feel these people will not love us if we put them on trial, and, why are they going on... >> eric: they hit a military target, the cole was a military target versus the world trade center, a civilian target and that is how they explain that one. >> if that doesn't turn the world upside-down, it is more of a war crime to attack innocent civilians than to attack military personnel. >> eric: what do they do? it is up to the president and eric holder was quoted in the new yorker as saying critics such as yourself, not mentioning you by name but critics are motivated bipartisan motives,
and have used fear in their criticism against having the civilian trials here. do you think that is fair? >> no, i totally resent that and i have 15 friends, neighbors, constituents on september 11th and eric holder, john brain nan, anyone else, talk about fear it is disgraceful an outrageous are are trying to cover up their mistakes by questioning good motives of others and cannot take honest criticism and are the most thin skinned people i came across in government, everything is personal and we're not talking about personalities, we're talking about lives of americans and protecting our country. and sooner they realize that the better. >> eric: what does the president do, brennan and holder sit es up to president obama, does he change his mind? what is next? >> i think the president has to say he's hole it in a military setting. and after that, i think the best setting is guantanamo bay but it has to be in a military setting, i don't know of any city,
county, state in the nation that wants to have these trials held there as a civilian trial. it makes no sense. and the president, boxed himself in and i don't know what he'll do. if he does the right thing he'll put it in a military installation and hold it at guantanamo. >> eric: hill he admit defeat then, if he changes his mind. >> he could say he looked at the situation and the situation on the ground was different from what we thought it was and better to go forward rather than be locked in a fill sofsphiloso battle and he got himself into this and he's a good talker and he can get himself out of it. >> eric: and some of the terrorists have already admitted their crimes, in gitmo, they say, congressman, thank you, the next hour we'll have a fox news exclusive, you know the tea party? they have been flexing their political muscle and did you know it seems the first tea party member in the country has won a race for public office. there he is, dean murray, and
happened this past week, he was a tea party organizer and ran as a republican candidate and won a new york state assembly seat held by the democrats and has not been sworn in yet, though. why? and how he says the tea party put him over the top. and mr. murray could be the first of more tea party members to follow. the first tea party organizer to win at the polls. will be here. in the next hour. to tell you about how he did it, and what comes next. jamie? >> jamie: tension with iran has hit new highs, hillary clinton is in the spergs gulf this morning, trying to rally arab support to keep the pressure on iran but the islamic regime is flexing its muscles at a show of defiance again inside and outside the country, security forces cracking down on opponents of the government. just as iran's president announces the country enriched uranium to higher levels than ever before and with pressure having no effect, what can be
done to stop iran's nuclear program. former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, and fox news contributor john bolton is joining us, as he does every sunday. good to see you, ambassador. >> good morning, glad to be here. >> jamie: i appreciate it because this morning there is a lot going on with iran and secretary clinton is there and general petraeus and admiral mullen will be in the region and are asking other countries to step up the pressure and come up with very strong sanctions. that are supported and may get iran to pay attention, first is there such a thing as a sanction that would get their attention and what other countries really have i guess as vested an interest as the u.s. and israel do. >> well, the route the obama administration is pursuing is through the u.n. security council which already adopted three sets of sanctions, resolutions against iran that have proven completely ineffective. secretary clinton is leading this effort, in a very difficult
environment. she's going to meet with the the president of turkey, turkey is a nonpermanent member of the security council, has announced it is against sarnsz, lebanon is on the security council. heavily influenced by hezbollah, which is funded by iran, they are likely to be against sanctions, and then most important of all you have russia and china, and china having mated clear they don't think it -- made it clear they don't think it is appropriate for more sanctions and russia is trying to have it both ways and for the obama administration it is critical because their whole policy has been hinged on the idea that if diplomacy failed, strict sanctions would follow, crippling sanctions as secretary clinton called them and now we'll see. >> jamie: israeli's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu is asks for crippling sanctions and is plieding ing pleading to ru that and russia is building a nuclear plant in iran and the secretary of state is asking
russia and other countries, awed rain to back this. so, why would they back it? if all along it is so difficult to get, particularly russia and china on board? >> well, russia is not going to back it, behind the scenes, i think they'll be justs as obstructionist and unhelpful as they have been on the last three sets of sanctions, i think prime minister netanyahu neth's main mission en moscow and the trip is to convince russia not ship the 1300 air defense system to eastern. that is a effective capability, that would cause a strike against the nuclear program but they site as a market for high end conventional weapons and are nearing completion of the busheir react nor and would like to build more for iran and russia has a lot at stake and helping us is not one of its biggest priorities. >> jamie: let me ask you about the enrichment of uranium and
mahmoud ahmadinejad now announced they'll approach levels of enrichment close to 20%. for those of us who are not scientists, what does that mean? and is it possible that they already have that high level enriched uranium, used to make a weapon? >> well, the best guess so far is they have enriched only a limited amount, up to 20%, but i'd like to emphasize how little we really know about the iranian nuclear program, there is much we don't know that should not make us more comfortable. but, in terms of the method they are using to enrich, when you get to about 20%, you are already 90% of the way toward weapons-grade uranium. typically, 90-% enrichment level, in other words, while 20% sounds like a long way from 90% it is actually close, and, the iranians have been able to do this, under the guys of doing it for a peaceful purpose. to fuel the tehran research reactor. this whole affair was a very
good move for iran, they took an offer the west made and turned it against the united states and the europeans and have now succeeded in taking another very important step toward a nuclear weapons capacity. >> jamie: ambassador bolton, scary proposition, thanks for breaking it down for us. good to see you as every sunday. >> a bomb ripped through a bakery, killing 9 people and injuring 06 others and security officials there say they were aware of the air -- the area was staked out by terrorists when the attack happened and occurred yesterday in the neighborhood that is popular with tourists in pune, india and someone left a backpack under a table and left the bakery. and that is when it went off and the bombing, the worst terrorist attack in india, since the mass assault on mumbai two years ago. >> jamie: more problems, even, for toyota. the japanese auto giant recalling thousands of 2010 tacoma trucks, a new recall.
add to the 8.5 million vehicles that were recently recalled. and, the world's largest core maker is looking for a serious rebound and what will it take to regain the public's trust which the company was built on, and get people back into the showrooms? brenda buttner, fox news senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears joins me now, great to see you. >> hi, jamie. >> jamie: they built the reputation really on being the most reliable, the most thoughtful, they took care and provided safe automobiles. it is one recall after another. what will it take for toyota to regain the public's trust? >> you know, it is amazing because the toyota way, really became an icon for managerial foresight, for efficiency and i mean, took this small foreign company and became the largest carmaker in the world, surpassing gm, in 2 2008. but i think the problem has been they've pretty much forgotten
the public. they have not come out and really apologized in a way, after the tylenol scare, that is viewed as the way that you handle pr. they should have come out and said, we made a mistake, here it is, this is the way that we can fix it. instead, they are declining and defying a lot of very important engineers who say this may be some somewhat of a software glitch and should say it is or isn't and should go before the congressional committees and probably will be. but they are really not talking to the customer in the way that perhaps an american company would know how to do. >> jamie: they insist they are and will make the changes but the national highway traffic safety administration was involved in this and there were 100-plus complaints of people having problems and injuries and
nothing was done at that point. do you think that the rest of the industry is taking a look at this and saying, we need to move faster, too. >> yes, absolutely and gm and ford are very quickly moving into the space that is left. they gained market share during january, during february, toyota lost market share and they are very aggressively going after what they think is could be a fatal flaw for toyota. this is much, much more serious than just a recall. it is the largest recall ever and toyota is looking more -- they've always looked at efficiency -- >> jamie: i have to end it there. but we will -- >> that's okay. >> jamie: i have a feeling the toyota issues will continue. we'll track the raws and maecale sure our viewers stay safe. >> unfortunately, yes. >> eric: 3, 2, 1... boom!
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people now have been arrested. following the demonstration, as you saw, quickly turned violent. on the opening day, at the competitions and according to authorities, some of the protesters are part of a group called "the olympic resistance network" and on their web site they say they wanted to disturb business as usual in vancouver. yesterday, officers in riot gear confronted more than 200 protesters and damaged a department store selling olympic susan nears and coming up, a lot more on the arrests and laters in a live report. >> jamie: u.s. undergoing a major military operation, in afghanistan. and, they are working with afghan forces to try and clear out insurgents, and restore control in the southern region of marjah, chris wallace talked to white house national security advisor, jim jones, this morning. general jones just returned from the region and chris asked him why the latest operation is so important.
>> it is very significant and i think again it is the cohesion this now exists between all elements of national and international power that are coming together and will be a very very, good and i think successfully demonstrated and executed operation that is going to make a big change in not only the southern part of afghanistan, but, will send shockwaves through the rest of the country. that there is a new direction and new commitment, and, that we're going to be successful. >> jamie: and joining me now the anchor of "fox news sunday," chris wallace. good morning. >> chris: good morning, jamie. >> jamie: we heard from connor powell who is in the area that it is a well fortified town and our marines are in now with afghan troops and the question is, we're now hearing today reports that it could go on for several weeks. jim jones was confidents, though, that it will be successful. what gives him that confidence,
specifically. >> chris: first of all, because there are thousands of, one, marines, two, british soldiers and afghan forces and one of the things they did which was interested, they announced it ahead of time and so a lot of the taliban left and are no longer there to fight against the coalition forces. so, one, the feeling is that they'll kill the rest of the taliban, who are still there. and there are probably a lot of booby-traps and ieds and landmines and they'll have to dispose of that and the other aspect which is very important, is they plan to insert afghan government officials into marjan, into the region in southern helmand province very quickly, to give a clear indication, not just we'll get the bad guys out, but we'll establish the afghan government there, and you will see a lot of money, a lot of resources, devoted to making the lives of those villagers, bertz so they will not welcome the taliban back and i think their feeling is if we can do it there -- and
it was a real taliban strong hold it is a model that can be repeated across the country and a message that will be sent across this country. >> jamie: and getting the government into the region to set up and be successful is a key element in sending the message that the taliban, it may be scrambled but don't think of coming back and given the instability we have seen at times with the government in afghanistan, do we think the u.s. -- this administration, i guess and our forces on the ground, that we can do that successfully. >> chris: and let's not overstate. i think there is a feeling that, you know, in terms of a small-scale microcosm, like marjah absolutely. apparently there was a lots of preparation, just as much on the military side, as on the civilian side about getting the afghan government in there and apparently they have got all of the resources to do that. whether they can bring the afghan government across the countryside is a very different matter, and obviously it will
take some time. >> jamie: chris, we will not miss the interview. i'm getting e-mails from people, you mentioned we gave notice to the taliban we'd be in the region and people are questioning that part of it and we'll watch the interview and see what else the general has to say. great to see you, chris, have a great day. >> chris: thank you, jamie. >> jamie: you don't want to miss the interview with general jim jones, check out fox news sunday with chris today. he will also be interviewing south carolina senator lindsey graham, and that will air right here on fox at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. eastern, check your local listings as well. >> eric: president clinton's serious health scare this week, it was lucky and doctors caught it and fixed it in time and what if you were having similar problems? what should you be looking for and what should you do and talk to your doctor about? dr. isadore rosenfeld, sunday house call will be here next and he'll be telling us how to protect our hearts. l's get chinese
>> jamie: it's time for "sunday house call." with us, "sunday house call" host, dr. isadore rosenfeld, the rossi distinguished professor of clinical medicine at the wild cornell medical center. doc, it is so good to see you, happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day to you and to my wife and daughter and all my grandchildren. >> eric: good morning, let's
start with something that was on a lot of people's mind this week, plaintiff clinton's heart procedure, on thursday he went to the hospital, after having chest discomfort. and they said when he was lying down he felt pressure on the chest and what happened to him, and what was the procedure? >> well, you know, four or five years ago, he had a quadruple bypass and four of the arteries in his heart were blocked and he had surgery and either put a vain or artery and bypassed the blockage, and he has been absolutely fine, i mean, working like crazy, and i don't know how he does it so he could recognize symptoms that he had, reminiscent of what he had originally and he was smart enough to go right to the hospital, they did another angiogram on him and identified new blockages in one of his arteries and open itted it up wa balloon and put it in with a-rod to keep it open and he went home
and hillary clinton has gone to the middle east and he's going to be back in his office monday and he's all better. you know, i'd like to really point out to people what -- we sorts of take that for granted. when i think back some years ago when i first started to practice and for many years thereafter as a cardiologist, somebody had angina, there was nothing to do for them, gave them nitroglycerine and took the pain away and waited for the next pain and in my book i talk about my father and one of the reasons i became a cardiologist was really in my teenage years saw my father suffer from this kind of pain president clinton had was fixed overnight for years and years and years and that is one reason i became a cardiologist was to help him and in the old days you had chest pain, if you were behaving hehat
attack, they put you to bed for six weeks and you developed blood clots in your legs and they sent you home and told you to retire and that was what happened for the good first half of my years as a cardiologist. today, you have chest pain, whether or not it is cardiac, think it is cardiac and go to the emergency room, that he send you up to the cath lab and do a cath and look, find the clot, and open it up, and go home the next day like clinton. so, i wanted to emphasize to you, for those of you who take this kind of thing for granted what a tremendous progress we have made over the years in treating heart disease and my advice to clinton would be to get jamie's book, "back to work" in which she describes her -- how she and her husband dealt with his emergency bypass. >> jamie: he's showing by going
back to work on monday, you can get back to work and it took mark a little linc. >> i'm sure his dra has spoken to him about it and the president is smart enough to know, to think what -- first of all, 50% of people, who have had a bypass, within five years, after five years, develop another blockage and he should now think of what it is in his lifestyle that is making him vulnerable to the formation of these clots. he has to think about his diet. his call activity. cholesterol. i'm sure he's checking all of those. but those are the things that, when you get a recurrence of clot formation, you have to think of what it might be that is causing it and i can tell you, there is very interesting research going on at wild cornell where i work, in that they have developed stem cells where w-- which will change the
lining of the arteries of the heart so they are resistant to clot formation and the reason i emphasize the progress we have made is that we are still doing it and the fact is, i think three or four years from now, president clinton will not have another recurrence because we'll have figured out how to privet. >> eric: what should people look for. and alan schwartz, his cardiologist says, what was the discomfort, like pressure and people think you have to have sharp pain and what should someone look for. >> there are many causes of chest pain, there is acid reflux, in digestion, chest wall pain, nerve fibers coming out of the neck and if you are 19 years old and in good health and get the chest pain you don't have to worry. but if you are in your 50s, and noticed before and comes on with
exertion, or if in fact, there is any question in your mind, about what this pain might be, see your doctor. and make sure that you get worked up with an acg, a stress test, if necessary, a 64 multi--slice ct angiogram that visualizes the arteries and if necessary an angiogram. but i think it is better to be safe than sorry. and anybody who has chest pain the nature of which or reason for which is not clear, make sure that it's not cardiac. >> jamie: and on this show we've talked about other things, people with heart problems can do and c-reactive proteins and we'll try and do more topics, and for women who take estrogen or hormone replacement therapy, what are the side effects -- one of the side effects is you can
have breast tenderness and it could be an important risk marker for something else? this is new. >> you know, not so long ago, when a woman entered menopause and developed the hot flushes or flashes and didn't feel well, we prescribed estrogen replacement therapy. the symptoms are due to the fact that after -- at menopause her hormones production is down and we gave them estrogen, progesterone combinations and it helped their symptoms. we then learned that taking these estrogen replacements, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer. so then doctors told women, with menopausal symptoms, look, try not to take these hormones. some women still take them. the interesting thing is, that if you are on one of these
hormone replacements, estrogen, progestin and you feel breast discomfort, you should tell your doctor, because it has been shown that women who take the hormones and whose breasts become terndnder have a higher incidence of breast cancer. and we don't know why the breast tenderness is such a marker and may be that the cells in the breast are multiplying more rapidly and leading to breast cancer. so, my advice to this, any over my fannie m female -- any of my female patients, if you feel you must have hormone replacement take it in the shortest amount of time and the lowest possible dose and if while you do that you develop best symptoms tell your doctor immediately. >> jamie: great at vice. >> eric: after you cook you probably wash down and rinse the kitchen sink and is it enough to
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>> jamie: this is the time of the show where we bust a myth and today's topic on something almost all of us do or don't do every day. you rinse down the kitchen sink. and is rinsing good enough to kill kitchen bacteria? doc? >> you know, it is not. you think that if you keep after you have washed the dishes and so on, clean the sink with soap and water, that is fine. that is apparently not enough. there are a lot of bacteria from all the food, and so on that has gone down the drain. what i suggest you do, is get a solution of mreech, one part bleach to 16 parts water or you can buy commercial disinfectant, bleach and water and rinse the sink with the bleach and water and let the bleach run down the drain. try and do that every day. apparently, doing so reduces the amount of bacteria in the area.
easy to do. >> eric: you don't want to smell that bleach. you have your food all around there. >> it is good to smell the bleach when you are having food. it kills your appetite, you eat less... and you are thinner and don't get angina! >> eric: still do it. great advice, don't use the dishwashing liquid, use bleach. >> jamie: and we'll be much better. >> always making these things and... you know? >> eric: you have the chicken and supposed to do that with chicken and dishwashing liquid is not -- >> you don't have to if you don't mind being affected but if you want to keep the bacteria counts down, rinse your sink with bleach once a day. >> jamie: and throw your sponge in the dishwasher. that is what i do. eric? >> eric: a lot of people, young people, energy drinks they down
and they mix them with alcohol drinks, especially when they go out for the night and the thinking is energy drinks can give you extra energy when you go out and party and the doctor says a big warning, shouldn't do that. >> yes. you know, many young people when they go out drinking, take -- have these energy drinks, and they feel energized and start to drink and they did a study of, i don't know, a few hundred kids who did this, and found that those who have an energy drink and then drink alcohol generally tend to drink more, they stay in the bar later, and they are more apt to feel able to drive home. the energy drink does make you less fatigued and tired but the problem is it causes an alert drunkenness. it does not reduce the drunk -- the likelihood that the alcohol
is going to make you drunk and impair your function. it just makes you feel more alert. so my advice is this: anybody who is going outs on an evening, to, you know, with friends and have drinks, do not take an energy drink. it will mask the effect of the alcohol, and can lead you into great trouble. >> eric: very important advice. >> jamie: there is new information we'll tell you about when we come back from doctors on the type of therapy that can increase heart problems, and we'll tell you what it is and what you need to look out for, when "sunday house call" continues. stay with us. [ peyton ] gotta make a play here.
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>> eric: back now sith sunday -- with "sunday house call" and threw, androgen therapy, and there are warnings it could increase diabetes problems, doctor. >> prostate cancer is many common and many men have it and there are many ways to trieat i, you can have the cancer surgically excised, you can have external therapy with seeds or
external radiation and can have therapy that lowers your testosterone level, anti-androg. en therapy and they used to remove the testicles, so men don't produce the testosterone, because it has been shown that low testosterone levels, male hormone levels, are -- retard cancer growth. but, the latest findings have been that taking this anti-androgen therapy, lowering the testosterone level is probably not good for most men. it appears to be associated with a higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and other vascular problems, so my point is this: if you have prostate cancer and are being treated for it, discuss with your doctor, and are being given these things to lower your testosterone level,
the medications, that they give, speak to your doctor, and discuss whether it's absolutely necessary. it may not be. and this is especially true if you already have an underlying heart decision. and, so, the bottom line is, that anti-andro jen therapy, lowering your testosterone, may help your prostate cancer but it is dangerous and should not be used if there is an alternative. >> jamie: definitely speak to your doctor on that one, great advice, doc, thanks, well, will you start your week off on a healthy note? we know you want to. dr. rosenfeld will give you his healthy monday tip and it will be one that you can follow. that is next. (announcer) the sinus triple threat.
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and before we go, you count on it and he never lets you down. your healthy monday tip. one quick tip that will help us all start the week off right. doc, what do you have today? >> this is such an obvious thing. in your bathroom you keep a teaspoon or a soup spoon, a kitchen spoon for when you need a liquid medication, whether it's co cough medicine or what. you put it in the spoon, take a teaspoon, you've gotta know that the size of the spoons varies, and they did an analysis and they found it could be from 8% to 12% difference in the doses if you just use one of these kitchen spoons. now, that's okay if you're taking an occasional bit of medicine, but if you're taking something every three or four hours, and for -- for a cough or what have you, get yourself measured spoons. they have these things that come
together, teaspoon, tablespoon, what have you. you can do that, or get one of these -- anything that measures the exact amount, especially if you've got kids. don't just grab a kitchen spoon and put the medicine in and hope that you're getting it right. it's a practical tip. it's not a big deal, but it's so easy to get the accurate dosage that you shouldn't guess, do guesswork on medication. >> i like that one. >> that's a great point. you go for the spoon, you don't know really how big it is. well, it's valentine's day, and of course it's the day for hearts. what better day to talk about one of our favorite books, doctor of the heart. there it is. dr. rosenfeld's thome about his life and medicine and what inspired him. you talked earlier, doctor, about being inspired by your father having undergone what president clinton has undergone. >> he had chest pain. there's nothing to do for it. that's why i became a cardiologist, to help him. but i want to point out the various stories in the book,
it's not my memoir that's important. every story a has a point. i have a story about how mostel went down to pennsylvania to prepare a show. he developed symptoms, i spoke to the doctors, and they thought it was just a little muscle pain. he begged me to come back here. he said i don't feel well. i said you're in good hands, and he died. the autopsy showed that he had an aneurysm that ruptured, and since then in every patient of mine who comes in with chest pain with a normal card gram, normal findings, i always get the appropriate workup to make sure they don't have an aneurysm. that is the point of my book, not to tell the story of my life but to give examples and cases of what you can learn from it. >> what i want to tell dash never mind my book. what i want to talk about is your book. >> okay. >> the book, back to life after a heart attack.
i love it. i talked about it last week. you ought to send one to president clinton. it's a book full of practical advice for people who have heart trouble, how to return to the normal life. good read. >> thank you, doctor. we give each other information. i love her book. she loves my book. they're both good books, and if you get a chance to read them, you ought to read them. happy valentine's day to you and your wife. >> thank you. >> and a fox news alert. much more serious matter. this major military operation that's underway inside a taliban stronghold in afghanistan. u.s. and nato forces are entering their second day of battle. it's an area where some 1,000 taliban fighters are believed to be hiding. forces have reportedly uncovered
major weapons caches of bomb-making materials. gan officials saying 27 militants have been killed. these are fierce gun battles. the second day of the offensive and the largest since the 2001 u.s. liv-led invasion. according to top military brass on the ground, it could take weeks to actually reclaim this area as the insurgents are resisting on every front. conner powell joins us on the phone. he's embedded with u.s. marines inside the region where the offensive is taking place. he's going to give us an update. conner, what's the very latest. >> reporter: jamie, resisting is definitely the correct word to use. over the last 48 hours we've seen fierce battles. it's a big obstacle for marines and u.s. coalitio co coalition s they try to entered marjah. it's described as the biggest ied mine threat in the woferld.
we've seen them on street corners. we've seen them on bridgeses, everywhere. the marines are taking a slow, methodical approach to removing them. we've heard of tag ba taliban as with two suicide bombers. the marines are taking a very slow, methodical approach. so far there have been no marines or civilians killed so the approach is working. it will take a while. it's going slower than they thought. they're making a lot of progress, jamie. >> we know they need to be careful. we want you to be as well. conner paul, thank you very much. >> both vice-president joe biden and former vice-president dick chain ocheney on television this morning talking terrorism, and they're taking aim at each other's administration. when it comes to president obama's strategy in afghanistan, there may be some common ground. julie kirtz live in washington
with what they found. julie, did they go after each other? >> reporter: they sure did. neither man is known for holding back, keeping their thoughts to themselves. current vice-president joe biden said he was choosing his words carefully today when he appeared on two sunday talk shows. he ripped into the former vice-president, dick cheney, who it's fair to say is one of the obama administration's harshest critics. biden knew cheney was going to be on the sunday talk shows and he fired first, rejecting cheney's point that obama is soft on terrorism. cheney said buy de biden is ento his own opinion but is wrong on the facts. cheney defended his support of waterboarding terrorism suspects, for example. vice-president biden scoffed at that and pushed back on cheney's statement that the obama white house isn't treating the fight on terrorism like a war. >> there has never been as much emphasis and resources brought against al-qaeda. the success rate exceeds
anything that occurred in the last administration and they did their best. i'm not impugning their efforts. it's simply not true that the president of the united states is not prosecuting the war against al-qaeda with a have i r that's never been seen before. >> obama and biden campaigned from one end of the country to another for two years criticizing our policy, they opposed the surge in getting the toint we'rpoint we're at for ir. for them to try to take credit for what's happened in iraq strikes me as a little strange. >> by the way, eric, the vp versus the former vp lineup is the closest they've come to an actual debate. the obama administration has let lower level officials counter mr. cheney's criticism. >> you know, it's pretty remarkable as we watch this. i can't recall maybe any time in our recent history where we've had this happen. besides the policy differences
is it getting personal at all? >> reporter: it did sound personal. of course, they were very calm and somewhat diplomatic. take a listen to some of these. >> it's one thing to be outspoken. it's another thing to be outspoken in a way that misrepresents the facts. and i guess again, it's almost like dick is trying to rewrite history. >> joe biden wants to take credit, i'm not sure for what since he opposed that policy pretty much from the outset. >> by the way, eric, the former vice-president said he's been speaking out about the obama administration, criticizing the obama white house because he's free to do so, and he says he's never been discouraged from doing so. back to you. >> julie, it's fascinating and a free form of a debate that is a testament to our democracy. a lot of us hope it continues. what about the battle of the veeps? fred barnes is here as executive editor of the weekly standard
and a fox news contributor and penny lee, a former advisor for senator harry reid. let me start with you, fred. who's right? >> on afghanistan and the use of predators to kill al-qaeda, the obama administration has done very well, sending more troops, this new offensive which seems to be going well in the second day. dick cheney's complaint has been about the gathering and use of intelligence. we saw how poorly that's gone with the christmas bomber in detroit where they interviewed -- the administration claimed they had gotten everything out of him when they interviewed him for 50 minutes by not members of the supposed high value terrorism interrogation campaign, a group, which the president had announced last summer and hasn't even been set up yet. then they gave him his miranda rights and the guy stopped talking. what's important about tell intelligence is that as my
hayden, the former cia director said, the most important intelligence we ever got during the last few years was from intergaiting captured al-qaeda terrorists. that's the way you learn intelligence that can help you get in the backfield and stop planned attacks from happening. they didn't do that in the case of the christmas bomber. >> you talk about that. penny, the vice-president said -- the he said the former vice-president is wrong. is he? >> well, again, the facts just don't bear it out. what his claims are don't merit the facts. as fred just alluded to, we are going after the targets in afghanistan where they need to be. you know, the bush administration dropped the ball, and they took their eyes off of what was going on in afghanistan and was focused so heavily on iraq. what the president's done is put in increased troops and going after exactly where it is they are. so you know, cheney likes to throw a lot out there, but his claims don't merit the fact.
>> joe biden is taking credit for iraq. he said it will be a great success for this administration. >> what you're seeing is some of the things that they champion which was to drawdown the troops, and that is what is actually occurring. so they have stabilized iraq and the bush administration should be commended for the surge that was at the end that did stabilize that country, and now we're starting to see the draw back, and you're starting to see iraqi elections go in force. so yes, there is some movement there, but again, going back to afghanistan which is where the true war on terror actually is. >> fred, do you think the vice-president is trying to have it both ways? >> of course he is. all politicans try to do that, and he wants to talk about afghanistan, and he doesn't want to talk about intelligence gathering. i mean, look. one reason, of course is that the public is not on the side of the obama administration when it comes to closing down guantanao bay, having the 9/11 terror suspects tried in civilian
courts in new york. former vice-president cheney has criticized it and they're backing away from that. the public in dealing with captured terrorists, the public is not with them, and the truth is on that count, the obama administration has handled things extremely poorly. >> you know, the vice-president was interesting. he said he had differences with the bush administration, and the shoe bomber. he thought he said reed should go into a military tribunal and be treated as an enemy combatant. we're twelve getting, fred, really for the first time from vice-president cheney a sense that he had disagreements at the top. >> he did. one of the other errors on the part of the bush administration was the release of so many terrorists from g wa guantanamoy sent back to other countries. now we have john brennan who is the terrorism expert at the white house who is saying there's only a 20% residivism
rate. 20%? 20%? that's awfully high. >> he did admit that. we've got the mess of the trials. finally penny, and both of you, isn't this remarkable that we're seeing this public discourse and sniping, if you will, at the highest levels of this government between the current vice-president and the former vice-president? >> it is really sad that we are politic sizing it to this level. what we need to do is get back to fighting the terrorists where they are, and we're all in agreement that we need to do whatever we can to keep america safe. it was interesting that fred said that the american people aren't on the side of the obama administration when the latest washington post actually has 56% of americans saying they do agree with how he's handling terrorism, but again, we need to lift the dialogue. we need to work together. this is about keeping america safe. >> finally, fred, dow think it's sad or a healthy part of the dialogue? >> i think it's extremely healthy. it shows you the impact of what former vice-president cheney has
been saying, that they have to bring out vice-president biden who is in vancouver for the winter olympics to respond. they can't leave it to robert gibbs at the white house or anybody else. it's because the criticism by cheney is so trenchant and persuasive, particularly on the whole question of gathering intelligence that you can use to stop further attacks on america. >> all right, fred barnes and penny lee, thank you so much this morning. we'll all be spectators on the sidelines of this battle between the vice-presidents. thank you. jamie. there are colleagues of a professor that's accused of shooting rampage at the university of alabama in huntsville. they are saying that they were unaware of a deadly incident from her past. her name is amy bishop, and she's accused of killing three other professors at a faculty meeting on friday. it turns out that more than 23 years ago authorities say she theralso shot and killed her brr in her family's home. her brother, seth bishop, was an
18-year-old accomplished violinist. the death at the time was ruled an accidental discharge of a firearm. so far police are refusing to comment on a possible motive for this shooting. a head-on crash with a tour bus belonging to country star trace adkins has killed two men in louisiana. police say the men died on impact after crossing the center line on the highway and they plowed right into the tour bus. five people on the bus were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. trace adkins himself wasn't on board at the time, but he did arrive at the scene in a separate vehicle right after the crash, and he did speak with emergency responders. today south carolina is looking more like the north pole. the snow falling in a state more used to heat and humidity. some of the people there are not even bothering to get dressed in winter gear. a couple of guys, see them here, taking it all in stride. they decided they'd go for an
eight mile run in shorts and no shirts. the snow, well, it's there and it's expected to melt away this weekend. another blast of winter, though, on the way. meteorologist do domenica davis live in the weather center. why do people choose to go in the icy waters or go on a run when there's snow with no shirt on? >> because they know they'll make your show. >> that's right. >> and they do. here's a look at the radar. you can see our next system is a clipper system. a little different here. it's a fast-moving system and the track that it's going to take will be through the middle part of the country, but with this system you can exhibit a little more of a rain-snow mix. in the middle part of the country it's making for blizzard warnings through parts of nebraska. they have blizzard warnings for the next several hours with this system. it's really starting to get organized and pushing into the ohio valley. really, by today, tonight we'll start to see some of the travel become disrupted and then it moves into the mid atlantic come monday. now, with this system, the low pressure is going to hug the
coast, and that means we'll get a little bit more rain with this, so not an all snow event which is certainly going to be good news with keeping these snow totals down. here's what we're thinking right now. one of the heaviest snows will come in on the western side of this storm, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches, and you can see if we're looking at that d.c. baltimore area it stays on the western fringes which is certainly good news. the baltimore and d.c. area should have anywhere between 3 and 6 by the time it's all sid and done from the system come wednesday. we'll check it out for you and give you updates as needed, jamie. >> thanks so much, domenica davis, live in the extreme weather center. there's some monster waves wiping out spectators at a surfing competition in california. coming up next, what happened when the waves got dangerously close, almost turning a day at the beach deadly. and we'll have another valentine's day shoutout from
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>> eric: a fox news alert. a message to iran from hillary clinton. there you see the secretary of state right now live. she's attending the u.s. islamic world forum. at this news conference she urged iran to reconsider its, quote, dangerous nuclear policy, saying tehran's stance leaves the world community little choice but to impose, in her words, greater cost. as you may know, the obama administration is moving to try to get more sanctions of the
united nations security council, this after this past week mahmoud ahmadinejad, the iranian president, has declared his nation is a nuclear nation, that they've enriched uranium to 20% in violation of the united nation's standards. the secretary of state in the middle east and the pe persian f to gain support for the administration's attempts to get greater sanctions against iran. we'll have the very latest on more of what the secretary of state said on her trip there in the middle east. >> jamie: maybe you have tomorrow off because it's a federal holiday, but it's president's day and there's so much more to the day than that. it is a day that we pay tribute to some of the nation's greatest leaders, both presidents abraham lincoln and george washington were born in february, and while everyone remembers learning about these two great americans in school, you may be surprised at what you don't know about them. presidential historian and author doug weed is kind enough to join us today. great to see you, doug.
thanks. >> thank thank you, jamie, dwrao be with you. >> jamie: we know there's sales, it's a holiday, many people are off work and school, but there's so much more to the holiday. tell us when it first began. >> it began with george washington not only while he was alive but he was still in power. it was the last year of his presidency, and when the american people and his colleagues saw he was serious about leaving, he was not going to be a king, he was not going to be president in perpetuity, he was leaving, then the last year in office they declared a holiday and they celebrated his birthday. they did that way al all the wap into modern times. >> so he got a holiday in his honor, just initially president washington. do we have any idea historically how he felt about it? >> no. in general, he was a very private man. he was very reluctant to take a
lot of the claim, and he had a lot of personal issues that i suppose our attitude toward washington reveals more about us than it does about him. for example, as a young man, he was in love with his neighbor's wife. we now know in studying history that when he was retiring to mt. vernon, he was in correspondence with her, trying to get her to move next to him, so history is as complicated as human lives are, but it is very unusual to walk away from power. the bushes, the clintons, the kennedys into mod yes or n yes , putin, people do not walk away from power. he walked from power and we celebrate it. >> you didn't interview president washington but you've interviewed a number of presidents in your career. tell us about president lincoln and something we may not know about him. >> well, i think people in general misunderstand how controversial he was in his lifetime.
he was regularly referred to as a buffoon in the newspapers. his election was considered an aberration only because of the split in the democrat party of the north and south. someone from a completely new party was elected president. one of his own cabinet officers referred to him as our dear imbecile in his private correspondence with his wife. upon his death, like washington, when we were sure he was gone, the year after his assassination we celebrated his birthday as a national holiday and the immortalization of abraham lincoln again. all the things people criticized, they suddenly saw genius in him and we embraced him. in most countries of the world they never recognize their leaders. there's no winston churchill holiday in the u.k. but we come to terms with our leaders and find the best in them. >> that was going to be my next question is what -- whether there's anything that marks it similarly in other cunls, but i
wonder since you have met and have had a chance to sit down and talk to so many presidents and you worked for at least one that we know of, george h.w. bush, correct? i wonder how do the other presidents feel about the fact that these two get a holiday in their honor. you think they want in on the action? well, we're all human beings, and there's an element of pride, but i don't think any aspire in their own lifetime. they recognize the fact that you've gotta be gone before you get that kind of acclaim. it's very interesting, jamie, that of our presidents, 26 were lawyers. 28 were in the armed forces. 10 were actually generals, and so these presidents come from an adversarial experience. that's what's unique about them. they're not artists, and artists can perform on his other her own. these presidents are made and they emerge from adversarial, from combat experience.
they know how to adapt to an opponent, and they have that in common. >> and i bet it's a job that you learn if you don't have it when you go in, resilience. doug, thanks so much for being with us today. do you say happy president's day? >> yes, you can. >> okay. there you go. >> happy valentine's day, jamie. >> thank you so much. great to see you. take care. >> eric: you know, jamie, the tea party movement making fast progress. did you know that the first tea party organizer has won an election? you'll meet him coming up on the heels of their first national convention. the tea party could have their first candidate in office. he got more votes than the democrat, but the election still has to be certified. dean murray, tea party organizer, could be the next representative from the new york state assembly third district. he's here to talk about the tea party, his potential election, and what comes next. with relief from dry, uncomfortable skin. only aveeno skin relief has an active naturals oat formula...
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this is a fox news alert. police blaming criminals for the violence at anti-olympic protests in vancouver, and they're saying the perpetratorrors hijacked a peaceful demonstration in the downtown area yesterday. in the end, seven people were arrested. dan springer is streaming live from vancouver. dan, do these protests threaten to disrupt the game? >> reporter: yeah, jamie, i don't think they're going to disrupt the games, per se, but they'll be an announce to the
small arm of security personnel assembled here to protect these games in vancouver. there's about 15,000 personnel from army soldiers to security guards to police officers, rcmps, so there's no threat to the games themselves, but they could certainly cause problems for the police who are here to guard them. yesterday you had about 200 legitimate protesters, and they were infiltrated by about a hundred what they call black block protesters. they're called black block because they wear black outfits and they have black ski masks on to mask their identities. they kind of blend into these groups and they cause trouble. they're spray painting vehicles and crashing windows and assaulting police and also some of the bystanders there, so it did cause quite a ruckus yesterday. seven, as you mentioned, were arrested. police say they expect to have more of these types of protests. these groups are really coming in from central canada. they have nothing to do with the legitimate protesters here protesting everything from the cost of these games to
homelessness in vancouver. jamie? >> jamie: it's interesting you make that distinction so we can understand it. i want to ask you also about the luge. i know there have been changes made. this is really a topic of conversation, perhaps controversy internationally. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, jea, jamie. it really ramped up yesterday from comments from the president of georgia who took exception to comments made by officials basically pointing to the lugerr being responsible for his own death, saying it was human error. he said there isn't any reason to point a finger at this athlete. if the athlete makes a mistake, he shouldn't lose his life over it. there's a lot of talk about the speed of the track. there had been talk about this track for weeks leading up to the games. in fact, the president of the luge association came out before the games and said that the maximum speed on one of these luge courses should be 85 miles per hour. this track in vancouver was
running at 96 miles per hour. as you mentioned, they did make some changes. they changed the configuration of the ice in some of those turns. they added some fencing and some padding to those steel beams, the support beams. they also significantly shortened the track for the men. the men will now start where the women lugers begin. that will cut down on the speed somewhat. a lot of talk about canada and etc. drivits drive for olympic y be playing a part in it, not allowing athletes from around the world to get enough practice before this event. this controversy is not going away any time soon. >> dan springer streaming live from vancouver. dan, thank you. >> eric: they say it's tea party power at the polls. until now the tea party has affected races such as helping elect senator scott brown in massachusetts. several tea party members are running for congress and other offices around the country. this past week the first tea party member actually won an election to public office, but
there is a recount. on tuesday new york tea party organizer dean murray who you see here topped a democrat in a special election for the new york state assembly from long island. he won by 2 points, 51 to 49%, but the absentee ballots haven't been counted. his apparent victory has not been officially certified. despite that, mr. murray seems to be on the verge, as far as we can tell, of being the very first tea partyer t partiyer ton elected official. welcome and thanks for being on the fox newschannel. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> eric: dean, how did the tea party help? >> you know, eric, there's a misconception right now by the liberal media and by the democrats that this is some sort of a radical movement or something like this. i helped to organize one of the first tea parties like thousands of others across the country. it was last april on tax day, and the acronym tea stands for
taxed enough already. what this movement is about, it is about ordinary citizens, taxpayers, hard working people that have just had enough. they want accountability, and the other side thinks this is some radical organized movement. it's not. it's a movement made up of the people for the people. >> well, they say they're just angry americans, they're just too extreme. you just -- it was a rare race, it was a special election, and you topped the democrat so far 51 to 49%, as i said. why did that happen? >> well, again, i think it tapped into the anger of the ordinary people, and anger is a good word. i said before that a year ago people were afraid. they didn't know what was coming. now they're just angry. we're seeing bailouts. we're seeing irresponsible spending in all levels of government, and the people are speaking out now. they're coming to the polls and that's where they're being heard. when they pull that lever, there are starting to be heard, but
the other side is still not getting it. >> eric: what's interesting is you were th the republican that some tea party members were opposing. one candidate you were with, chris cox, is president nixon's grandson. his father is chairman of the state republican party and was with you in the headquarters. i can't think of a more status quo type of republican. what does that mean in terms of the tea party role in dealing with the republican party? are they against them? are they for them? how do they decide and what comes next? >> eric, the beautiful thing about the tea party movement and the tea party patriots, and i want to say there's a couple of organizations on long island, the conservative society for action and the sufficient fox -- suffolk 912 action, they're looking at the candidates. the republican party is getting it a lot faster than the democratic party right now. they're looking at individual candidates who will stand up and be responsible fort taxpayers.
>> eric: there's 440 absentee ballots to be counted this week. they're pretty evenly split between republican and democrat. at the end of the day, dow think you'll be certified this week? >> yes, i do. probably mid-week. >> reporter: dean murray, one of the first tea party organizers on the verge of actually be certified, he says, for the new york state assembly in new york. dean, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, eric. >> eric: jamie? >> jamie: this is a fun segment. buyers and sellers head to the national toy fair in the big apple. this is the place where all the companies come to unveil their newest toys, hoping they'll be the one that has the hottest item on the market. one of the main attractions this time around is finding toys that will put a smile on your kids' faces without taking a big bite out of your wallet. we are all ears. laura ingle live in new york city, and talk about reporter involvement. laura couldn't just show us the toys. you had to demo, laura. show us what you've got. >> reporter: well, you've gotta
check this out. this is a hello kitty pocket mod made by razor. 12 and older, please, and i won't reveal my age. how cool is this? it will be available starting in april. that's what this thing is all about, the toy industry association. we have this huge fair going on. everybody showing off the newest things. i want to take you over here and show you the latest and greatest thing going on with skate boarding. what is it called? give us a kick demo. what does it do. >> it's a lot easier to use, smaller, fits in a backpack. this is all he's going to show us. you can put this in your backpack. it will be available coming soon. this is a lot of things that a lot of kids are interested in. a lost skate boards are banned at schools. guess what's making a comeback? the yo yo. affordable toys, that's another key thing going on at the toy fair. people want to save a buck. right now yo yo is a very hot trend.
4.95 to 14.95. i showed him how to do that. thanks very much for that. we'll go othe over here. i'm kidding. i can't use a yo yo. rarenee is a toy trend expert. tell us what to look for this coming year that's going to save money that's fun. >> we've got affordable toys, affordable active toys, games like flicken chicken. you throw the chickens and score the points. kids are up and running around and having fun. >> let's see it. let's see it. >> okay. you throw it on the ground. >> you throw the chicken. >> we're throwing chickens. >> flicken chickens. >> a fun game for the whole family. >> the price is 20 bucks. >> all right. what else have you got? >> we've got story cubes. you might want to zoom in on this one. it's only $8. you get these great cubes. you roll the dice and tell the story. very open ended play, everyone okay plan, everyone wins. >> we'll get to more affordable
toys coming up in the next hour. keep it right here on fox. i'll try and find some other scooters and things to show you, jamie. >> jamie: we love the price. you did great. laura, thanks. have a great day. >> eric: besides all that fun, it's another fun day today, and this sunday it is valentine's day. we're giving some of our brave soldiers serving overseas the chance to say hi to their sweethearts. >> hello. i'm stationed in iraq. i would like to say hello and happy valentine's day to my beautiful wife and to my daughter. i want to let you guys know i'll be home soon, as soon as i finish teaching everyone over here how to do it robot. thank you. host: could switchino really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: is ed "too tall" jones too tall?
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chairman and executive director of vets for freedom. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> jamie: that's a very important question to ask because our marines and nato allies are so bravely going into this area that's been booby trapped by the enemy, the taliban. they had a bit of an inkling they were going to come into marjah because it's a stronghold. once we get the bad guys, we have to make sure this region stays stable and also that the people there, the civilians who haven't fled, realize that there's a life better than what the taliban provides. is that possible? >> well, that's right. you've gotten to the heart of the matter. there's no question that our marines and soldiers on the ground are going to take the fight to the enemy. therit will take a little bit of time. houses are rigged to blow. he jusit's just like the seconde of fallujah in 2004.
the question is not whether or not we can stream in aid immediately in the weeks following the fight. do we have the resources and the will and capacity to maintain that, to literally clear, hold, and build, to hold it. will we be there? will we stay there? will we demonstrate to the afghans that we are indeed committed to their security? security first, making sure those insurgents are not able to come back to that area and that we're bringing in the kind of aid and governance that's required to hold it. the outcome of this, i hope we can minimize civilian casualties and most certainly u.s. casualties, but the outcome is certain. our marines are going to crush these guys. at the end of the day the question is will we be committed to holding that area and conducting a true counter insurgence. >> jamie: i know you believe in addition to showing the people who were there, the civilians, that there's a life beyond poppy because this is a po poppy regin and they make a lot of money that way that we need to preserve the infrastructure so they can stay in the region and
live in the region. the marines are describing this, at least one in my research said that it is like death at every -- it's a death at every corner which is a very scary serious way to maneuver through these neighborhoods. tell us about the taliban. we talk so much about al-qaeda, but how sophisticated is the enemy in this region? >> reporter: well, it's a very sophisticated enemy. they've had years tone trench themselves in this particular area. it's in many ways very analogous to fallujah in 2004. a good friend wrote a book called house to house about that where he described houses rigged to blow, i.e.d.s at every corner, snipers firing where you can't necessarily see them from disant locations. that's what these marines are facing and similar to what occurred in iraq except the sal taliban are experienced. for decades they've been fighting what they deem to be foreign force, and they're a
little more skilled in their ability to fire and maneuver? small groups. the resistance marines are facing down there, while not -- i've never faced the taliban. i haven't served in afghanistan, but from what i've told, it's a much more experienced crew of fighters than what we saw in fallujah and in iraq. so they're in for a fight, but there's nobody better than our marines. as long as we make sure we give them the latitude to conduct the kind of operations they need to to kill these guys. >> captain, thank you so much for being with us. we do honor each and every one of them that are in there. this is an important mission, and we want to see it to completion. >> absolutely. >> jamie: we want them to be safe. thank you. >> eric: jamie, great american race will soon kick off in florida. drivers and pit crews making final preparations for the daytona 500. a behind the scenes look live at all the action ... next.
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race is about to start. in about 15 minutes right on the other side here of this fence, we're going to start to see the opening entertainment. we've got a couple of things going on. we have harry connick, jr. who is going to be singing the national anthem. tim mcgraw is the entertainment. one of the best parts about the daytona 500 is out here in the field, right there is the infield. there's the grassy area, the pit row, and all of the fans can go in and sign the finish line. that's what's going on right now. everybody's crowded in to see the performance. tim mcgraw is a huge star. within the next hour we'll have about 200,000 people in this area watching this race. yesterday was the nationwide 300 race with a massive wreck that we saw. that involved dale earnhardt, jr. and a lot of people think that might have been because of some of the new rules that are allowed this year with the racing, with the bump drafts as well as some of the higher
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who takes on the media every sunday at this time joins us as always. good morning, liz. >> good morning, eric. >> eric: last week i got e-mails from sources saying new york time's big expose, the governor will resign monday, and nothing. >> along with that, of course, this is really a story about a story that hasn't been published yet, and it's about rumors in albany about the governor's conduct including drug usage, fooling around with some 1 i won in a utility closet in the mansion, if you can believe. a bunch of really salacious innuendo that has gained ground as it passes from - from tweet g to tabloid to mainstream. i have to tell you that the governor is behaving like a trapped tiger. he's fighting and he's taking on the new yor "new york times" fu. his staff wrote them a stinging
letter. he went to the times and met with the editors to try to find out if indeed there was going to be publication of such rumors, and in fact, he even gave a news conference and one of the great lines to come out from that conference, he said the only way i'm not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box. the only way that i'll be leaving office before is in a box. them's fighting words. >> eric: you're right. as you mentioned, the show is the difference between tweets and the internet and the stuff gets out there and gets picked up in a cauldron in fact when there's no truth to any of it. the new york sometime "new yorks they're not focusing on that stuff. >> this morning we have the latest break, if you will, in the story. it's from the "new york times" ombudsman, the guy that supposedly keeps them honest. he wrote his regular sunday column and he also gave an interview with local television last night saying look, you
know, we're going to publish a story, but we're not going to talk about it in advance, and he also quoted the executive editor of the "new york times" by saying that, you know, what it really amounts to is governor paterson is trying to neutralize these comments, these vicious rumors. he's letting us do the dirty work, us meaning those who would like to see him fall. you know, the governor is appointed. he's had a lot of missteps. i personally feel he's one of the more articulate people we've had on the scene in new york. he certainly knows how to talk and he certainly has a lot of guts. we'll have to see when and if the paper is going to publish. it's a milestone. the only time i've seen anything that approaches this was back in 1967 when jackie kennedy stopped the publication of a book written about her husband's death by william manchester, and
she was able to have -- she sued and got permission to cut out any of the things that she felt were not in line with the kennedy magic. a lot of that stuff, by the way, sits in a vault today and will for the next hundred years before anybody can get at it. that's the nearest thing i can think of where a pre-publication fiasco was launched. >> eric: 30 seconds left. what should the "new york times" do? addressing it just spreads the rumors more, gives them credibility when they apparently don't have anything. what's going to happen? >> they can't do anything but what they are doing. i mean, covering a story is not a story, but you know, the internet is an extremely aggressive place. they're going to scratch around for the latest scrap of information they can find, and if they get wind that the times is on something, they want to know now, not when the paper